7 Time Wasters to Quit Today

September 03, 2019

 

“Quitting is leading too.”

— Nelson Mandela

Posted at 3:35PM • 8/05/19 • Liz Sagaser


Kerusso®knows there’s a lot of advice out there for business owners. Everything from how to answer the phone, to store layout, to which brand of toilet paper is most cost effective per squarewe’ve got nothing on that topic, sorry folks!

But what about the things you’re already doing? How do you know when to keep on keeping on — and when to drop a particular task like a hot potato?

 

7 Time Wasters to Quit Doing Today!

Quit repeating manual tasks. What are you waiting for? If any task you do manually each month can be automatedautomate it! Outsource it! Take the small things off your plate so you can focus on the big things.

Stop skimping on health. Your performance at work is directly impacted by your level of self-care. Prioritize exercise, eat a healthy breakfast, drink plenty of water, and ensure green foods make it onto your plate at least a couple of times a day.

No more avoiding the numbers. Too many business owners ignore the books, either because they are “too busy”, or because they are intimidated and overwhelmed by accounting. Once youstart avoiding the income and expense reports, it becomes easier to make excuses and keep moving forward without this vital information. Stay on top offinancial data to keep the wheels moving and make vital merchandising decisions based on which productsactually sell best.

Stop pushing products — and start sharing your story. People are

tired of being sold to, but they will make time for a compelling story. Engage buyers with unique insights about your business and the personalities on your team, and offer practical content like how-to guides, product classes, and demos.

Quit micromanaging your employees. Constant scrutiny has a negative impact on work and overall performance. Trust your team members to do their jobsrather than constantly inquiring about routine assignments. Communicate expectations clearly, then step back and allow team members to take ownership of their work.

Don’t set goals like you’re playing darts. If it hits, it fits — right? #nope Random guesswork does not equal meaningful goalsetting. Your milestones should bemeasurable andachievable within aspecific time. If you can't identify the important steps and achievements that need to happen within a specific period of your business, you will struggle to get the right things done as a business.

Quit doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.If you want to increase sales, you will need to try something new, or stop doing something that turns out not to be a winning strategy.Every failure is a learning opportunity, and if you want different results, youmust change your approach — even when it’s painful to do so.

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